Each year, on the last weekend of September, Galway City celebrates the Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival, the most internationally recognised Irish festival after St Patrick’s Day and the world’s longest running Oyster Festival.
Established in 1954, The Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival has welcomed over half a million visitors, consumed more than 3 million oysters – washed down with champagne and stout whilst listening to some of the best musicians in Ireland. Galway International Oyster and Seafood Festival – the oldest oyster festival in the world and the most internationally recognised Irish festival after St Patrick’s Day will celebrate its 64th Birthday in September 2018 with a 3 day programme of fantastic events in the festival marquee on Nimmo’s Pier, Galway City!
Friday 28th September Opening Night – 7pm til late
Saturday 29th September World Oyster Opening Championships – From 2pm to 7pm
Saturday September 29th Masquerade Mardi Gras
8pm till late
**Sunday 30th September ** Féile Bia Na Mara – Wild Atlantic Tastes
12pm to 7pm Sunday Family Day